The Pfister Hotel

The Pfister Narrator

Do you consider yourself the next Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf or Oscar Wilde? Or are you an aspiring reporter who wants to someday be compared to the likes of Barbara Walters, Walter Cronkite or Katie Couric? Or maybe you just love interacting with people and have a passion for writing? Or is it that you are looking for writing jobs in Milwaukee Wisconsin? Here's your opportunity to gain experience and meet new people, while enjoying one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.

The Pfister Hotel is in search of the next Pfister Narrator, an individual who will spend time in the hotel's lobby, interviewing visitors and guests and sharing their stories on the Pfister's blog. The chosen applicant will have the opportunity to open new doors, gain experience and meet new people, while enjoying one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.


The Pfister Narrator will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week over the course of a one-year period (May 1st thru April 30th) and will publish a minimum of two blog posts per week. In return, $1,000 per month will be provided to the Narrator for his/her choice of one of the following three options: a $1,000 monthly stipend, a scholarship for continuing education or a donation to a charity in his/her honor.  Complimentary parking and meals within the hotel's cafeteria will be provided during the Narrator's tenure.

How To Apply

Applications for the tenth Pfister Narrator are due on March 31st, 2017 with the position running from May 1st, 2017 thru April 30th, 2018. The ninth Pfister Narrator, Dominic Inouye will hold the position through April 2017.
To be considered, applicants will need to submit an application form, current resume, 2-3 writing samples of recent work, cover letter that covers relevant qualifications, why the Narrator Program is appropriate for you and your creative proposal for the position, a brief video (hosted on YouTube or Vimeo) of you explaining your proposal and vision for the position, along two professional references.
Refer to the application for more detailed instructions.
Please submit in person, or via snail mail (to the Pfister Hotel, Attn: Donna Basterash). A review panel will evaluate the applications and ultimately choose the Pfister Narrator. For questions, please contact Colleen Maxwell at
Download the Application

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